Thomas and Mary Holman
Tom and Mary Holman have worked among the Anufo people in Ghana since 1981. The Anufo people number around 137,000. They remain strongly influenced by the practices of traditional religion and Islam.
The Holmans have joined with Anufo Christian leaders to translate the Bible into the Anufo language and to promote its use. All of the New Testament has now been completed. Anufo Christians have been trained to translate the Scriptures and to manage the adult literacy program.
Mary is originally from Spring Grove, Minnesota, and Tom is from suburban Chicago. After graduation from Luther College, they were married and taught school in Racine, Wisconsin.
Sensing God's call to missionary service, they attended the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle. There they were challenged by the fact that over half the languages in the world still have no Scripture in them. In 1990 the Holmans completed an M.A. program specializing in Bible translation at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.
In Ghana they work under the auspices of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT), a national Bible translation organization.
The Holmans are involved in translation consulting and training so that other languages might have God's Word in their mother tongue. Pray with them that God would continue to use them to help provide access to the Bible for every language that needs it. To support the Holmans financially, click the ''Contribute Today!'' button to the right.